Director of Audit & HR Services - Berkshire Associates, Inc.

As Berkshire’s Director of Audit & HR Services, Lynn is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of Berkshire’s Pay Equity, HR Services and Audit Defense practices. In her role, Lynn has helped clients of all sizes and industries successfully respond to hundreds of government investigations. With more than 20 years of experience, Lynn is known for helping clients find practical solutions to contemporary compliance issues by blending her passion for EEO/AA with her prior experience as a shareholder at a management-side law firm and as a former senior official at the EEOC and OFCCP.

A frequent speaker to HR professionals of all levels at national and local events, Lynn has testified before Congress on EEO and pay equity issues and regularly assists industry organizations, including SHRM and CUPA-HR, in understanding and responding to regulatory proposals. She is currently Secretary for the Baltimore Industry Liaison Group (BILG), a member of the NILG Advisory Board, and a faculty member at the Institute for Workplace Equality. Lynn graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. and B.A from Wilkes University. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

Recent ILG Presentations (last 5 national ILG presentations and local ILG presentations from 2020-2018) :

  • National ILG Webinar Series, August 2020, Best Practices for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
  • ILG Webinar Series, March 2020, “Mid-Year OFCCP Update: What Can Employers Expect As The Election Draws Near”
  • ILG National Conference, 2019, “Under the Microscope: How the Government Examines Your Employment Practices Under the ADA and Section 503”
  • ILG National Conference, 2018, “It’s Academic: Tips for Surviving an OFCCP Audit of Higher Education”
  • ILG National Conference, 2017, “The Gig Economy and Use of Contingent Workers” (presented with Michele Duncan)
  • ILG National Conference, 2017, “The Compensation Interview: “Oh I didn’t mean to say that” and Other Salsa Dance Moves To Try” (presented with Tim Orellano)
  • ILG National Conference, 2017, “What Would You Do: Play Along As We Address Applicant Issues” (presented with Beth Ronnenburg)
  • ILG National Conference, 2016, “How to Design and Implement a Strategic Applicant Tracking System” (presented with Jennifer Seda and Michele Duncan)
  • ILG National Conference, 2016, “What Would You Do: Play Along As We Address Real Work Affirmative Action Dilemmas” (presented with Beth Ronnenburg)
  • ILG National Conference, 2015, “Are Your EEO Practices Sick?”
  • ILG National Conference, 2015, “Just Who Is An Applicant – A Common Sense Approach to the OFCCP’s Internet Applicant Rule” (presented with Jennifer Seda and Michele Duncan)
  • Representative Sample of Recent Local ILG Presentations:
  • North Texas ILG, December 2020, “Under the Microscope: How the Government Examines Your Employment Practices for Individuals with Disabilities”
  • San Antonio ILG, November 2020, “Under the Microscope: How the Government Examines Your Employment Practices for Individuals with Disabilities”
  • New Jersey and NERC ILG, September 2020, “Collecting EEO Self-Identification Information: Emerging Issues and Best Practices for Encouraging Applicants and Employees to Self-Identify”
  • Arkansas ILG, July 2020, Affirmative Action Compliance During a Pandemic
  • St. Louis ILG, October 2019, “Focused Reviews, ERPS and What Else is New at OFCCP”
  • Ohio ILG, November 2018, “OFCCP Update”
  • Atlanta ILG, September 2018, “Under the Microscope: How the Government Examines Your Employment Practices Under the ADA and Section 503”
  • Kansas City ILG, February 2018, “The Gig Economy”
  • Colorado ILG, February 2018, “The Gig Economy”
  • Arizona ILG, February 2018, “The Gig Economy”
  • Baltimore ILG, February 2018, “The Gig Economy”

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